Our identity or self-image is a bit like looking in a mirror. We see our reflection and make judgments about ourselves. However, the 'mirror' we use tends to be the world around us: how do I compare with others and what do they think of me?
But thhere is another mirror we can use - the mirror we should use. James 1:23 - 24 tells us that the Bible, God's word, is like a mirror. We look into it and see what we are really like. Here is a description, not from culture, but from God.
The world tells us that we need a good self-image. The Bible says that we need a right self-image.
Author: Graham Beynon
With a pastor's heart, Graham Beynon, minister at Avenue Community Church in Leicester, helps us realign our thinking.
Graham Beynon is pastor of Grace Church, Cambridge, and also Director of Independent Ministry Training at Oak Hill Theological College.
Graham was previously an audiological scientist working with hearing and balance disorders. He thenn moved to pastor churches in Cambridge and Leicester. He has particularly been involved in leading church plants. He is married to Charis and they have three children. In his spare time he enjoys watching TV with his wife, walking with their dog, trying his hand at DIY, watching sport and playing 5-a-side football.